Summer Science Internship Program


2014 Summer Science Internship 


The University of Illinois College of Medicine and Thermo Fisher Scientific Summer Science Internship is an opportunity for local high school students to interact closely with professionals in either an academic or industrial research environment. Students who are selected for the eight-week program gain valuable hands-on laboratory skills using a variety of scientific techniques.

Key Dates:

Application deadline: March 15, 2014

Mail signed and completed application along with three (3) letters of reference.


Student and Parent Information Night: April 24, 2014

Mandatory meeting to learn about the program and the specific research projects being offered. Students will go through first round of interviewing.


Summer Science Internship Orientation: June 16, 2014 (Program starts)

Selected students will begin their internship with orientation and training.


Summer Science Forum: August 7, 2014 (Program ends)

Students will present their experience through oral presentations and scientific posters.


Both Thermo Fisher Scientific and the College of Medicine provide the ideal environments and opportunities for performing research in today’s exciting biotechnology and medical industries.


Please complete the 2014 application, print, sign and return by mail to:


Janet Stull Snow

College of Medicine at Rockford

Department of Biomedical Sciences

1601 Parkview Avenue

Rockford, IL 61107



"I have been accepted to some amazing colleges with full rides or close to full rides. Most notably and respectfully I have been accepted to Northwestern, Carleton, University of Notre Dame, Dartmouth College, Brown University, and Harvard University and I am still awaiting to hear back for more… Before this internship I did not believe that I could compete in a global society. I did not even think to apply to these Universities. However, once selected to this selective internship, I began to have confidence in myself, my abilities, and to feed fire to my goal of becoming involved in medicine…"
Gerardo Castillo, 2013 Intern